Bobby Lewis

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by Bobby Lewis

Biography

17 February 1933, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Lewis grew up in an orphanage before being adopted by a Detroit family at the age of 12. He reportedly worked with jazz greats Duke Ellington and Wes Montgomery during his youth and befriended a young Jackie Wilson in the mid-50s. Lewis’ first single, for the Parrot Records label, was released in 1956. Three years later he met the doo-wop group the Fireflies, whose lead singer, Richie Adams, went on to write songs for the New York Beltone... Read more

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60s
oldies
rock and roll
rnb
rhythm and blues
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